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British PM's House Met by Greenpeace Demonstrators.

London, Thursday, 3 August, 2023

Greenpeace demonstrators protested at the home of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday in opposition to his support for a large expansion of North Sea oil and gas exploration.

The protesters scaled the Prime Minister's £2 million ($2.5 million) mansion's roof in Yorkshire and spread an expansive "oily-black fabric" over it that was about 200 square metres (2,150 square feet) in size.

According to a photo posted by Greenpeace on X, now known as Twitter, two additional activists on the ground revealed a banner that said, "Rishi Sunak - oil profits or our future?"

As he left on a family vacation in the US on Thursday and is scheduled to be away for roughly 10 days, Sunak is not at home.

According to Number 10, Sunak intends to increase oil and gas extraction from the North Sea through the issuance of more than 100 new drilling permits.

Environmental groups claim that this strategy, known as "maxing out," will undermine the UK's commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement.

(Written by: The Decision Maker - Politics editors)

(By Lauren Hurley / No 10 Downing Street)


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